AAP activists protest demanding stringent action against docters for the death of a 24 yr old pregnant woman in Almora hospital

The volunteers of Aam Admi Party today protested against the Almora Hospital administration and the BJP government ruling the state of Uttarakhand demanding stringent action against the doctors n hospital management responsible for the death of a twenty four year old pregnant woman who was not administered timely treatment suffering from acute typhoid n made to run from one hospital to another who finally sucumbed in the Base hospital Almora where her Corona test came negative but denied adequate timely treatment. The AAP activists wearing caps of Aam Admi Party nnholding playcards raising slogans were demanding stringent action against the hospital doctors n management responsible for the tragic death of a 24 year old pregnant woman suffering from acute typhoid. They were questioning till when should we tolerate this injustice ? A pregnant woman dies due to the utter negligence of the hospital staff n management in Almora district. How long would such negligence  be allowed to continue is a moot question ?

Uttarakhand is now twenty years old having come into existence on 9th November 2000 after the sacrifices of over 56 movement activists n hundreds of thousands of strugglers having been jailed.   
Today allegedly, the health sector of the state is in  worst condition with deteriorating conditions of hospitals in the interiors n cities including lack of medical equipments, medicines n other avenues with patients suffering from critical illnesses dying for want of treatment. 

The lack of ambulances, lack of fully equipped n studded health centres including gynae wards n delivery facilities for  the pregnant women n the newly born and non availability of doctors n surgeons in far flung areas etc have allegedly resulted in deaths of several pregnant women. 
Just in the last few days three alleged  incidents of deaths of pregnant women have occured in various parts of Uttarakhand not to speak of those suffering from critical illnesses n wanting to get operated for severe ailments like cardiac n kidney related diseases requiring urgent surgery etc. 
A state running in a fiscal deficit of more than 45 thousand crores claiming to have allocated maximum budget on health sector today is unfortunately not in a position of rescuing a typhoid ill pregnant woman who dies in Almora hospital just because she was tested for Coronavirus n not given adequate timely treatment as her negative Corona report was reportedly delayed n by the time it arrived she had shockingly died.
As per the news reports the pregnant typhoid ill woman in acute pain was made to run from one hospital to another till she finally succumbed in the hospital. 

According to the latest news, the pregnant woman suffering from  typhoid was first ferried to a private hospital from where she was sent for Corona test to the government hospital. She was immediately rushed to the district hospital but since there was no facility for Covid 19 testing the woman in deteriorating health condition referred to the base hospital where she was tested for Corona . 
But since the report came quite late mentioning her with negative report she had died for want of timely treatment in the evening. This is a huge negligence on the part of the hospital authorities both private n government for delaying her case for so many hours. Had the proper treatment been rendered to her initially instead of sending her from ine hospital to another n then waiting for her late  Corona report that had come negative her precious life could have been saved.

My deepest condolences to the bereaved family


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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